Thursday, 3 May 2012
Pocket fold foiled butterfly Wedding Invitations
At the time of volunteering the wedding was at least a year away but then they decided to bring it forward and suddenly it was 12 weeks away. The panic was on. My panic that is, the Bride and Groom were as calm as anything.I live a 3 hour drive away so the phone and computer were getting hotter by the minute.The theme was butterflies and colour pink and black. I trawled through my stash and various web sites and between myself and my niece and maybe a nod now and then from the groom we were away.
I made pocket folders out of 6x6 card by wrapping them with patterned paper to fold round the edge to add a pocket. I used the butterfly background from the My Craft Studio Tattered Florals Range. I had bought a laser printer so that I could foil the wording but then we decided that the background looked good foiled as well. I didn't have special equipment I just used a laminator which worked really well. I also printed, foiled and cut out butterfly embellishments to stick on the front.I had about 180 to cut out.........
Various inserts were printed off,including a map and directions to the church and venue and details of accommodation (a word of advice don't trust the internet when trying to find phone numbers etc I printed everything off and then realised there were incorrect ) also a RSVP I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the butterfly edge.
A nestablity wonky square with a butterfly and ribbon added to the front of the invite and hey presto the invites were done. They could now go out and I had a bit of time to do the rest.....to be continued after I have made a nodding aquaintence to my housework.